- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

POINTE A LA HACHE, La. (AP) - Plaquemines Parish officials say their recycling contractor is doubling its fee when the parish is in a budget crunch, so recycling pickup will end after February.

Spokesman Michael Powell Jr. says in a news release that the parish was notified at the end of 2015 that BFI subsidiary Republic was boosting its processing fee from $20 to $40 per ton.

Solid Waste Department superintendent Scott Rousselle says the department averages 30 tons a month.

He says the 18 recycling receptacles across Plaquemines Parish will be available through February, and the department will stop collecting recyclables on March 1.

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